On Friday 24 June, the Sister Reading Group in São Paulo will continue with the third session of their ongoing Reading Group, which is currently focused on If I Can’t Dance’s research field of Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–2016). The São Paulo Reading Group is organized by Andrea Lanzoni, Paula Ordonhes and Monica Rizzolli and is hosted at their collective studio, located in downtown São Paulo at Rua Major Sertório, 234, República.
For their third meeting, they will read Hannah Arendt’s foreword from the book Between Past and Future, first published in 1961 by the Viking Press in the USA and by Faber and Faber in the United Kingdom. The text will be available in English and Portugese (translated by Mauro W. Barbosa and published by Editora Perspectiva in 1979).
Alongside this, the group will also read three complementary texts written this year in close and intimate contact with different events that are crossing Brazil today. Here are short references to these texts:
- Carta Aberta aos Secundaristas by the Hungarian born philosopher and professor at PUC-SP, Peter Pál Pelbart. The text is a transcription of an open letter that he read during a public debate around ethics on 28 April 2016, at Fernão Dias public school. This was a significant event, and is important place, for the ongoing insurgent student movements happening nationally since 2015.
- Os Involuntários da Pátria by the Brazilian anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. The text is a transcription of the public lecture given by him at the event Abril Indigena, at Cinêlandia, Rio de Janeiro on April 20 2016.
- Tempo and Monumentalidade by the Chilean born philosopher and teacher at University of São Paulo, Vladimir Safatle. The text was published on the occasion of the Mauro Restiffe’s exhibition Rússia at Fortes Vilaça Art Gallery in June 2016.